5 Weekend Activities for Elementary School Children in Calgary

5 Weekend Activities for Elementary School Children in Calgary

If you’re looking for things to do and places to go to with your kids in elementary school, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’re doing a homeschool program and looking for fun and educational activities, you can also check out our list. 

In this article, we identified some exciting activities you can try this weekend that are fun and educational. Your kids will surely have a blast. 

1. Play Laser Tag 

Kids at this age are very active, competitive, and like playing with kids their age. Why not spend an afternoon in Laser City

They have laser tag and even mini paintball for kids aged 8-12. They’re also perfect for birthday parties and home rentals of Virtual Reality systems that the whole family can enjoy. 

Refer to this table for the prices: 

Drop-in laser tag games9.49 CAD/person
Youth group visits10 CAD/person
Mini paintball parties299.99 CAD/person
Laser tag parties169.99 CAD/person

2. Try horseback riding

Try horseback riding

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Weekends are great for trying new things like horseback riding. Horsin Around offers riding lessons and summer camp. 

For just 50 CAD, kids aged 8 and onwards can learn how to ride a horse. It’s definitely an interesting experience. 

3. Try gymnastics.

Try gymnastics

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The Calgary Gymnastics Centre has been in operation for 50 years and holds all kinds of classes for different ages and levels. They house three competitive disciplines and adult and recreational classes. 

You can go there for parented and unparented classes for your children, depending on your availability. As a bonus, the facility has lots of free parking! 

4 Experience being in a farm.

Experience being in a farm

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Want to experience farm life even for a day? You can by paying a visit at Butterfield Acres

You can feed critters and  see all kinds of animals like piglets, donkeys, mules, chicken, rabbits, turkeys, and emu. You can also experience and learn how to milk a goat, hunt for freshly laid eggs, have a picnic, and even go for a pony ride. 

You can also hire their spaces for birthdays and other occasions. 

5. Learn a new hobby. 

Calgary has so many amazing classes that your children can take part in. 

If your kids are interested in learning music during the weekends, there are voice lessons and music lessons available. There are also guitar, violin, and piano classes they can take. 

Learning instruments and voice not only teaches your child to follow a beat or a melody, but it also teaches them patience, perseverance, and self-confidence. 

There are also some acting schools offering workshops. It will be fun to see your kid act in their first play as well. 

For sporty kids, they can try to ski in the winter and take swimming lessons or dance lessons  in the summer.


This concludes our list for fun activities for elementary school children. We hope we were able to give you some great ideas for your next weekend with your kids! 

Do you have any more suggestions for weekend activities? Let us know in the comments! 

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